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Helium Alternatives

Helium is described as 'floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Helium for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, Google Chrome and Safari. The best alternative is OnTopReplica, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Helium are Pennywise, PiPer, PiP for Mac and Fluid Browser.

Helium alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Helium.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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  1. OnTopReplica icon

    OnTopReplica

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A lightweight application that provides a real-time thumbnail replica of any window of your choice. OnTopReplica will stay always on top, allowing you to keep track of the original window while working and without having to keep the keyboard focus on it.

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    Most users think OnTopReplica is a great alternative to Helium.
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    Pennywise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pennywise opens any website or media in a small floating window that remains on top of all other applications. Pennywise windows stays up all the time. No need to keep struggling with alt + tab, use Pennywise for easy multitasking.

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  3. PiPer icon

    PiPer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari

    PiPer is the browser extension to watch video Picture in Picture.

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  4. PiP for Mac icon

    PiP for Mac

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS Picture in Picture window preview and AirPlay Receiver.

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  5. Fluid Browser icon

    Fluid Browser

    • Mac

    Fluid is a floating browser built to view your favorite media like Netflix, Youtube and Hulu right alongside your work. Fluid works just like any other browser, however, once active Fluid only shows your media or web content hiding away all other features of thebrowser.

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    HeliumLift

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    HeliumLift is a revamp of Jaden Geller's floating browser window, Helium. Read the news, browse the web and do more all while watching your favorite show in a convenient Picture-in-Picture window.

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    Helios

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Helios is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work.

    Discontinued

    Official website/app unavailable.

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    PiPifier

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Safari

    PiPifier is a native macOS Safari extension that lets you use every HTML5 video in Picture in Picture mode.

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    Floating for YouTube™ Extension

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Chrome extension that displays YouTube videos in a floating browser window.

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    PiP-Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    PiP tool is a software to use the Picture in Picture mode on Windows. This feature allows you to watch content (video for example) in thumbnail format on the screen while continuing to use any other software on Windows.

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